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Watch: Beautiful sign language rendition of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau honours Welsh paralympians

13 Nov 2021 2 minute read
Performance of Hen Wald Fy Nhadau in BSL

Disability Sports Wales honoured the achievements of Welsh Paralympians in Tokyo with a gala dinner and presentation ceremony last night – including a magnificent British Sign Language (BSL) performance of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.

The performance was captured on video by Peter Gillibrand and has been praised on social media for its style, class and inclusivity.

Hannah Howe responded: “Wonderful. Uplifting. Inspirational.”

Anne Owen added: “This made me cry. It looks so beautiful.”

“This was such a proud and emotional moment last night,” Bronnie Griffiths said.

The 21 strong team from Wales, listed in full below, had a successful time at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, coming home with a collection of four gold, three silver and seven bronze medals, representing Wales in 12 different sports.


David Phillips: Cwmbran. Event: men’s open recurve

John Stubbs: Denbighshire. Event: men’s open compound


Hollie Arnold: Grimsby (Wales residency qualified). Event: women’s F46 javelin

Olivia Breen: Guildford (Welsh mother). Event: women’s T38 long jump and 100m

Aled Sion Davies: Cardiff. Event: men’s F63 shot put

Kyron Duke Cwmbran: Event: men’s F41 shot put

Sabrina Fortune: Mold. Event: women’s F20 shot put

Harri Jenkins: Neath. Event: men’s T33 100m

Harrison Walsh: Swansea. Event: men’s F64 discus


David Smith: Swansea. Event: men’s BC1 and BC1/2 mixed team


Laura Sugar: Saffron Walden (Welsh father). Event: women’s KL3


James Ball: Torfaen. Event: men’s B (with pilot Lewis Stewart)


Georgia Wilson: Abergele. Event: grade II dressage


Jack Hodgson: Llantwit Major. Event: men’s +100kg


Benjamin Pritchard: Swansea. Event: PR1 M1x

Para-Table Tennis

Joshua Stacey: Cardiff. Event: men’s class 9 singles and men’s class 9-10 team

Paul Karabardak: Swansea. Event: men’s class 6 singles and men’s class 6-7 team

Tom Matthews: Aberdare. Event: men’s class 1 singles


Beth Munro: Liverpool (Welsh mother). Event: women’s K44 -58kg

Wheelchair Fencing

Gemma Collis-McCann: Manchester (Welsh mother). Event: women’s sabre and épée

Wheelchair Rugby

Jim Roberts: Welshpool. Event: 3.0 classification

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Gill Jones
Gill Jones
2 years ago

Gwych! Mor falch o Gymru, teimlo yn anrhydeddus o fod yn Gymraes.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
2 years ago

Brilliant! From a partially deaf person – thank you so much!

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